Boost your body from behind with these three easy moves.
We can all be guilty of spending a little too much time working out the muscles we see when we look in the mirror…
…And forgetting about the ones to the back – this includes the back, bottom and rear leg muscles like the hamstrings and calves. If you want to look good from all angles, then targeting these neglected muscles is a must. Plus, it will make you stronger and improve your posture, too. Try these three easy peasy back-end-boosting moves for a better rear view.
1. Back extension
Keeping your feet firmly on the floor and your hands by your temples, rest your front mid-section on a stablity ball and face the ground. Squeezing the musces in your bottom and back, lift your chest up towards the ceiling. Release and repeat.
2. Bent over row
Hold a barbell in both hands with arms extended towards the floor. Keeping a bend in the knees, hinge at the hips so that your upper body is almost parallel to the floor. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as you row the barbell up towards your chest. Slowly lower and repeat.
3. Good morning
Hold a barbell, resting it on your upper back. Hinge at the hips, lowering your chest towards the floor as you push your bottom out behind you, keeping your legs straight. When your upper body is about parallel with the floor, push back up to the start and repeat.